Unmissable Summer Locations in the Mediterranean

best places to visit in the Mediterranea

The Mediterranean is synonymous with luxury summer holidays, where sun-drenched coastlines and cultural richness can be found everywhere. Known for its clear, blue waters, the region promises relaxation and adventure, making it an idyllic destination for travellers seeking both tranquillity and historical exploration.

Unmissable Summer Locations in the Mediterranean

Mediterranean cruises offer an all-encompassing way to experience this diverse region, allowing guests to sample various destinations while enjoying the comfort and luxury of a floating hotel. For those seeking a summer escape, these destinations provide a rich palette of experiences that promise to enrich and mesmerise any traveller.

Santorini, Greece

Renowned as one of the most popular luxury holiday destinations, Santorini is the epitome of a Greek island holiday with its iconic blue-domed churches and dramatic views. The island is also renowned for its spectacular sunsets, fine dining experiences overlooking the Aegean and unique volcanic beaches which make it a top pick for luxury seekers. Explore the charming town of Oia, with its iconic blue-domed churches, or enjoy a wine-tasting tour to experience the unique volcanic wines of the region.

Mallorca, Spain

As the largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca offers a diverse holiday experience with its beautiful sandy beaches, secluded bays and vibrant nightlife. The island's luxury accommodations are plentiful, ranging from rustic fincas in the countryside to high-end hotels in Palma de Mallorca.

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Adventure lovers can enjoy hiking in the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage site, while those looking to relax can explore the quaint villages and tapas bars.

Split, Croatia

Split is a town of extraordinary beauty, situated on the Adriatic coast. It is renowned for the Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Beyond its ancient walls, you can enjoy bustling markets, pristine beaches, and lively bars. Croatia became a bucket-list destination for most after Game of Thrones. The city serves as a gateway to the numerous islands that are just a short ferry ride away.

Valletta, Malta

Valletta, the capital of Malta, is packed with history and charm but is one of many European gems that are often overlooked. It is known for its well-preserved architecture and the stunning St. John's Co-Cathedral. The city’s compact size makes it perfect for exploring on foot, with numerous museums, caf├ęs, and shops dotting its ancient streets.

Amalfi Coast, Italy

The Amalfi Coast offers dramatic scenery with steep cliffs and vibrant villages perched dramatically over the sparkling Mediterranean. Drive along the coastal road for breathtaking views and stop at picturesque towns like Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. Enjoy fresh food, visit historic sites, and take a dip in the azure waters.

Wrap Up: Unmissable Summer Locations in the Mediterranean

Each of these destinations offers its own unique slice of Mediterranean charm, ensuring that your summer holiday will be filled with memorable experiences and stunning sights. Mediterranean holidays are famous and unforgettable for so many reasons, from the food to the beaches, the history to the culture, the nightlife and the wildlife, there's surely something for everyone (even if it is difficult to spell).

If, or dare I say when, you go - let me know what you enjoyed most and what you'd add to this list!

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We overland. We eat plants and fungi. We live outside as much as possible. We are all connected. A female travel blogger overlanding and writing about ecotourism, ethical and sustainable travel, socially conscious travel and housesitting. An online travel magazine since 2015.


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